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The New York French Language Meetup Group Message Board › Michele Choiniere in concert at Columbia's Maison Francaise, on 11/11/11

Michele Choiniere in concert at Columbia's Maison Francaise, on 11/11/11

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Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club
please announce – release date 10/11/11

Concert: Michele Choiniere - Franco-American Singer-Songwriter

Friday, November 11, 2011; 7:30 PM
Buell Hall, East Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Enter the campus at Broadway & 116th Street

The Folk Music Society of NY, Inc. and Columbia University's Maison
Frangaise present Michele Choiniere, an award-winning Smithsonian
Folkways recording artist, with a radiant, compelling voice. Her music
and artistry capture a delicate sensibility, overlaying a raw
authenticity. Her concerts transport audiences to another time of wistful
cafe-cabaret culture, with riveting rhythmic melodies or a wistful
lament, which stay with you long after the concert has ended.

Ms Choiniere will be accompanied by three highly regarded musicians:
David Gusakov has a lifetime career as a violinist that ranges from
classical to hard driving Bluegrass. Will Patton, mandolinist and all
around string wizard, is also well known for his fine bass playing. Dono
Schabner has played guitar professionally since his youth in styles
ranging from R & B to Italian, to swing.

Ms Choiniere was born into a musical Franco-American family in northern
Vermont, and performed traditional Franco-American music with her
father. She began writing and composing her own songs and has performed
throughout New England, Quebec and France. Writing and singing in both
English and French, Michele powerfully expresses her cultural identity as
a bilingual Franco-American from the New England borderlands. Her
repertory and vocal style are as eclectic as they are evocative: jaunty
French cabaret songs rub elbows with contemplative ballads and pop-tinged
lyrical folk melodies. Ms Choiniere has performed on television and has
recorded an archival collection of Franco-American music with her father
in addition to two solo albums

Join the Folk Music Society of NY, Inc. and Maison Frangaise 7:30pm,
Friday, November 11th at Columbia University’s Buell Hall in the
East Gallery. Enter the campus at 116th Street and Broadway, New York,
NY. General admission is $15; members of the Folk Music Society are $12;
children and non-Columbia students under 23 are $6. Columbia University
students & faculty and members of the Societe des Amis de la Maison
Francais are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or online
at Information:; or

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music
Club, an all volunteer organization, encourages participation in
traditional music by running events that are so much fun that no one can
resist joining in. For more information on the web, go to
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Pictures are available at http://www.folkmusicn...­.
Accredited members of the press are always welcome at our events.
Tear-sheets are appreciated. Press contact Rosalie Friend, (718)
965-4074,, for further information.

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music
Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, an affiliate of
the Country Dance and Song Society of America, and a member of the Folk
Alliance. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the
membership. It runs concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and
get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all
flavors. Office: 444 West 54th St, #7, New York NY 10019; (718) 672-6399
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